Time for a new train line through the south west

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After my trip to the very north, I've tried to come up with my top 10 train lines, I haven't and I'm sure I've missed a few!

Anyway, eleven lines I've really liked and in no particular order

  • Settle - Carlisle
  • Inverness to Wick/Thurso
  • West Highland line
  • Loch Lomond to Fort Williams
  • Exeter to Newton Abbott
  • Liskeard to Looe
  • St Erth to St Ives
  • Yeovil Jct to Exeter Central (though this is generally in anticipation of a visit to SJP!)
  • Crediton to Barnstaple
  • Berwick to Newcastle
  • Sheffield to Hope
 

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After my trip to the very north, I've tried to come up with my top 10 train lines, I haven't and I'm sure I've missed a few!

Anyway, eleven lines I've really liked and in no particular order

  • Settle - Carlisle
  • Inverness to Wick/Thurso
  • West Highland line
  • Loch Lomond to Fort Williams
  • Exeter to Newton Abbott
  • Liskeard to Looe
  • St Erth to St Ives
  • Yeovil Jct to Exeter Central (though this is generally in anticipation of a visit to SJP!)
  • Crediton to Barnstaple
  • Berwick to Newcastle
  • Sheffield to Hope
That's a pretty good list. I'd add Perth-Inverness to that, and there'd be a few in Wales.
 

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Strictly speaking Loch Lomond to Fort William is part of the West Highland line so Hants just about managed to stay "on topic" with his initial promise of 10!
They were two different journeys, one on a sleeper and one behind steam.
 

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A ad campaign to get people back on the railways Certainly needed on the Inter-City trains I’ve observed in Devon.Very few passengers travelling on them compared to pre pandemic.
The railway companies will find it difficult running their stock more than half empty once the emergency government funding dries up.
 

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We really do need a northern line in Devon. Cornwall almost cut off again due to a lorry hitting a bridge.

The signs on the bridge are clear enough.
If there's any justice in this world the driver will have their licence shredded and they throw away the ignition key.
Mind you, given the current "supermarket famine" they'll probably be awarded a George Cross for the initiative shown for "trying to feed the starving nation".
The curious thing about that photo though is that the (protruding) refrigeration unit at the front appears totally undamaged...did the muppet actually REVERSE into the bridge? Or has "photoshop" claimed another victim?
 

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The signs on the bridge are clear enough.
If there's any justice in this world the driver will have their licence shredded and they throw away the ignition key.
Mind you, given the current "supermarket famine" they'll probably be awarded a George Cross for the initiative shown for "trying to feed the starving nation".
The curious thing about that photo though is that the (protruding) refrigeration unit at the front appears totally undamaged...did the muppet actually REVERSE into the bridge? Or has "photoshop" claimed another victim?
The driver should have ‘let the tyres down’ to gain the extra 6-8” to reverse out.

That happened at the Iron Railway bridge on the A30 at Goss Moor in the 1980s.
The Police were escorting a exceptional load(a friend of mine was in the detail) someone screwed up the height,the trailer just caught the bridge & got stuck.The Old Bill fearing acute embarrassment let the tyres down & the trailer then cleared the bridge 😁 A call to a local garage for a air compressor to pump the tyres up after the trailer cleared the bridegroom...It was like Billy Smarts Circus 🤣
 
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